Quite Contrary #2019

Quite Contrary RichardRoberts Quite Contrary The secret of having an adventure is getting lost Who ever visited an enchanted kingdom or fell into a fairy tale without wandering into the woods first Well Mary is lost Mary is lost in the story of

  • Title: Quite Contrary
  • Author: RichardRoberts
  • ISBN: 9781620072103
  • Page: 363
  • Format: ebook
  • Quite Contrary RichardRoberts The secret of having an adventure is getting lost Who ever visited an enchanted kingdom or fell into a fairy tale without wandering into the woods first Well, Mary is lost Mary is lost in the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and that is a cruel and murderous story She s put on the red hood and met the Wolf When she gives in to her Wolf s temptations, she will die ThatThe secret of having an adventure is getting lost Who ever visited an enchanted kingdom or fell into a fairy tale without wandering into the woods first Well, Mary is lost Mary is lost in the story of Little Red Riding Hood, and that is a cruel and murderous story She s put on the red hood and met the Wolf When she gives in to her Wolf s temptations, she will die That s how the story goes, after all.Unfortunately for the story and unfortunately for the Wolf, this Little Red Riding Hood is Mary Stuart, and she is the most stubborn and contrary twelve year old the world has ever known.Forget the Wolf s temptations, forget the advice of the talking rat trying to save her she will kick her way through every myth and fairy tale ever told until she finds a way to get out of this alive Her own way, and no one else s.
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    1. Warning the following review contains spoilers, proceed with caution Mary, Mary, quite contrary,How does your garden grow With silver bells, and cockle shells,And pretty maids all in a row.Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was not sweet.Mary Stuart, is twelve years old, she is quite contrary, she is not a very likable child, her attitude is horrid Quite Contrary starts out with Mary going to a Halloween party in an old abandoned house It is there that the hostess shows her party goer [...]

    2. This book has left me with very different opinions on various parts and aspects One thing I will say up front THIS IS NOT A KIDS BOOK Older teen adult is appropriate It focuses on a 12 year old girl named Mary The combination of the name with the title brought an amused smirk to my lips She goes off to a party and tries to spite the host by going into the tunneled crawl space of the spooky mansion it is hosted at She finds herself locked in ans so she ventures around, making various turns throug [...]

    3. Quite Contrary was a very enjoyable read It originally caught my eye because of the clever title and cover, so I started reading the preview chapters on , and then I ordered the paperback so I could finish it sorry about that, The main character is Mary Stuart and she is, indeed, quite contrary It tickled me that she was named after the same queen that the nursery rhyme Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary was written about She is twelve, and even from the start it s clear she doesn t come from a good hom [...]

    4. I m a fan of Richard Roberts s Please Don t Tell My Parents I m a Supervillain series So this ebook was available cheap, and I tried it out, but it took me a long time to get through it.That s not entirely the fault of the book a lot of it is the fact that I was reading it on my phone, and whenever I am on my phone I am likely to get distracted by Facebook or Reddit.Anyway Quite Contrary starts with our protagonist, a misanthropic twelve year old with the mouth and attitude of a sailor twice he [...]

    5. Read this partly bc of the interesting plot girl with Red Riding Hood cloak weaving her way in and out of different legends and stories, anyone and also partly bc it was published by Curiosity Quills, a publisher with a lot of interesting books, none of which I d ever read until now Also bc it was briefly free Anyways, the setup was interesting, wandering through various story worlds Some belong to fairy tales the land of the Fae, an underwater world, the saga tradition of the Vikings but many t [...]

    6. This is an interesting, yet disturbing book I really enjoyed the idea behind the book, but it did not totally work for me.Mary is twelve and finds herself lost and stuck in fairyland She s quite contrary and does not do what she is told to do This is explained a little later on in the book, but I do not think the explanation was enough It does explain some things but I still do not really understand her character.First, she does not really fit into any groups at home, but she does not really wan [...]

    7. Wow Another good book This one was a surprise than others in that it s definitely out of my normal realm of interests This was pure fantasy It begins with a 12 year old non conformist, cynical geek of a girl heading to a party She somehow ends up wearing a Red Riding Hood adult costume, which neither fits her person or personality Then, by taking a series of wrong turns and making some less that wise decisions, she ends up in a series of fantasy lands, being pursued by a no THE big bad wolf Alo [...]

    8. When will I ever learn me lesson on free ebooks I finished this, but found it tedious The concept of wandering through tales from fairy tales to modernize zombie horror was kind of cool, but by the 30% mark I was ready for it to be done The wolf is established as a sexual predator, and the protagonist is a child who knows too much it s revealed that she has been abused by one of her alcoholic mother s boyfriends Other reviewers have criticized the characterization of Mary Red Riding Hood in this [...]

    9. I try REALLY hard to finish books that I start But after painfully reaching the 20% mark, I had to give up I hate to say this, but the writing is atrocious It s disjointed and so many lines don t even make sense Additionally, the protagonist is supposed to be a 12 year old girl, but nothing about her matched that description She makes comments about 21 year old whiskey what 12 year old knows about 21 year old whiskey And while I m not a prude, there was far too much cursing The author could have [...]

    10. 2.5 star rounded downIt s really hard for me to rate this book On the one hand I really enjoyed the idea of travelling through the fairy tales stories worlds as if through dreams Each world starts suddenly and the lost you are the further into story you get However I had big issues with the heroine of the novel Mary Sue Stuart is 12 years old, but apparently the author forgot that tiny little fact She acts as a typical 16 17 years old, who is rebelious, stuck up, thinks that he she knows everyt [...]

    11. I really enjoyed this fresh, dark and slyly humorous take on Little Red Riding Hood, it reminded me a bit of Brom s The Child Thief which you should definitely check out if you like Quite Contrary My only complaint is that it seemed a tad too long, but I m sure I ll be adding books by the author to my TBR list.

    12. Two things about me you should know I collect free and cheap books like birds pecking for worms the morning after it rains Quite Contrary was free for a few days If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can borrow it for free And I shamefully judge books by their covers At least initially Covers can tell you many things Almost nude bodies embracing tell you it s a romance Spaceships and planets tell you it s scifi Quite Contrary lends itself to a younger crowd The font, the spotlight on the cloaked alm [...]

    13. I liked this story and think it is probably like 3.5 stars It was entertaining and towards the end it got suspenseful, as well I do think some aspects could have felt appropriate or even genuine had the MC been at least a couple years older Also, there were some spots in the book that didn t make sense and some that seemed unnecessary to the story For me, it was one of those books that had 5 star potential but just didn t quite hit the mark in everything Still a fun, interesting read.

    14. One glance at the cover of Quite Contrary is enough to give you a hint that it s somehow related to a fairy tale of Red Riding Hood I expected a darker retelling and hoped for some unusual twist Maybe for the Wolf to be a good guy for a change But if you start reading Quite Contrary expecting a simply fairy tale retelling you will be very surprised just like I was , because Richard Roberts did something much better Richard Roberts merged a lot of known and unknown tales, myths and urban legends [...]

    15. It takes a special kind of mind and an enormous amount of chutzpah to seize a familiar fairy tale by the throat and shake it vigorously so that it turns into a cross between a penny dreadful and something Dean Koontz might have written a few years ago.Richard Roberts apparently has both that special kind of mind and than enough chutzpah to do just that In my opinion he has done so brilliantly.Mary Stuart, the protagonist of Quite Contrary, is a snarky, sarcastic, occasionally violent 12 year ol [...]

    16. I read Don t Tell my Parents I m a Supervillain liked it so much I went and checked out Richard Roberts other books that are on Kindle Unlimited That landed me at this book Woah Nelly.Though the heroine is theoretically a 12 year old girl, she never acts 12 And that bothered me and frequently pulled me out of the story.I loved, loved, loved the setup and the world and the plot and the changing scenery, I just think it should have been done with an older girl like 16 or so and made it full YA Thi [...]

    17. To see my full review wp p1jhaj 3JWI m sorry to say that this novel just isn t for me I originally wanted to read it because I usually enjoy revamped fairy tales, but Mary completely turned me off from this story I was expecting a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood with a contrary heroine, which in my mind meant assertive a deviating from the meek path of Red in the traditional stories But in this story, contrary actually stands for vile, obnoxious, cussing, kicking, punching, and vulgar inter [...]

    18. Better than most fairy tale remakes If a 12 year old girl was going to survive being hunted by a giant, sentient wolf, she would need to be feisty, fearless and recalcitrant This Mary has all that and to fend off all the wolf s creative attacks Much of the book is good for middle grade girls as a role model for independence and kindness, but the wolf comes across as a sexual sadist serial killer eater of prey That fact alone raises the age to 18 The scene in the desert was straight horror The b [...]

    19. Mary is crass than contrary The author should look up the difference in the dictionary, just because they both start with the letter c doesn t mean they are interchangeable What s disturbing is that Mary is supposed to be a child Not a book I ll be finishing or recommending.

    20. When I started reading the first page of this story, I can t help but get excited because I think I am loving the sound of it And when I found out that it s going to be a fantasy story, I can t stop my grin.The idea of this stubborn, strong willed, badass, yet unassuming kind hearted little girl who got lost to fairy tale sounds intriguing And you bet I m right Well, it s really true that all good things comes to an end because as soon as I reached the middle part of the story, my enthusiasm sta [...]

    21. This is a well mostly written book with a difficult to like main character Mary is contrary works out well in some cases as a natural way to move the story forward After all, thanks to her contrariness Mary crawls down a mysterious tunnel when told not to and that takes her into the land of stories where she stupidly steps into the story of Red Riding Hood and then is chased from story to story by the big bad wolf.There are several good things about this book and, to be fair, I didn t start to d [...]

    22. I really like the premise of this book Young girl gets lost in a fairy tale universe where all the stories you read as a child are real But, for me, it was kind of all over the place There were no rules to this book and any tales, myths, or even creepy stories your parents told you, to frighten you into behaving, were worked in I m still not 100% sure to make of the dark boat section with all the lost children It s true, Mary was chased by the wolf the entire story, but honestly I felt like alth [...]

    23. Two stars is actually too low for this book I d really go 2.5.This was a Watch The Skies pick The person that put it in the hat asked the question, who was this written for That question stuck with me through the whole book simply because the person this book was written for wasn t me I have come to realize that I have a preference for heroic characters and the main character in this story is NOT heroic She s a dislikable, foul mouthed brat She s flat out mean to all the people that try to help [...]

    24. Bizarre, dark, and unsettlingly inappropriateI thought I was getting a twist on a fairy tale I did but this was not what I was expecting Putting aside the very strange twists that went on a bit too long, one thing I really found inappropriate was how much the author continuously sexualized the 12 year old protagonist It was really creepy This is not a kids book, but this is also not an enjoyable read as an adult.

    25. This is a young adult book, I think it had some pretty strong language in it But this is about a little girl, Mary who gets stuck in Fairytale land Since she is very independent and quite sassy, she writes the endings HER way This is a humorous and unique look just beyond the imagination very good

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